Communication

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: broken-heart ~
b: a-small-child-pleading-with-his-father

Writer: Sichot Hara --Date: July 31, 2021

a: husband ~
b: a-shell-of-man

Writer: Dirdre --Date: July 30, 2021

a: passion ~
b: a-light-switch

Writer: Tom Corley --Date: July 30, 2021


a: covalent-bond ~
b: nut-and-bolt

Writer: Christine Lepisto --Date: July 30, 2021

a: covalent-bonding ~
b: borrowing-library-books

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 30, 2021

a: atomization ~
b: a-broad-gaussian-bell-distribution

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 30, 2021


a: atomic-number ~
b: a-permanent-address

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 30, 2021

a: justice ~
b: mosaic

Writer: Lisa Hunt-Wotton --Date: July 30, 2021

a: my-anus ~
b: an-awkward-middle-child

Writer: Rev. Jen Miller --Date: July 30, 2021


a: family ~
b: a-heap-of-stones

Writer: God --Date: July 30, 2021

a: the-rectum ~
b: balloon

Writer: Glen HIntz --Date: July 30, 2021

a: nebula ~
b: mist-of-fire

Writer: Bp. Samuel Fallows, ‎Henry Woldmar Ruoff --Date: July 30, 2021


a: dream ~
b: garbage-of-the-mind

Writer: BeDLaM#29 --Date: July 30, 2021

a: good-communication ~
b: glue

Writer: BARBARA PETERS --Date: July 30, 2021

a: covalent-bond ~
b: tug-of-war

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 30, 2021


a: periodic-table ~
b: family-photograph

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 29, 2021

a: diabetes ~
b: an-uninvited-house-guest

Writer: Penny Ratzlaff --Date: July 29, 2021

a: diabetes ~
b: play-doh

Writer: Christel Marchand Aprigliano --Date: July 29, 2021


a: imagination ~
b: running-perception-in-reverse

Writer: Gregory Berns --Date: July 29, 2021

a: memory ~
b: interpretative-painting

Writer: Robert Gilman --Date: July 29, 2021

a: respect ~
b: chocolate-to-a-man-s-soul

Writer: Ron Deal --Date: July 29, 2021


a: space-time ~
b: a-rubber-sheet

Writer: Randall Munroe --Date: July 29, 2021

a: a-data-migration ~
b: bridge-over-a-river

Writer: Johny Morris --Date: July 29, 2021

a: cellular-respiration ~
b: the-triple-jump

Writer: Mark Richardson Georgia et al. --Date: July 29, 2021


a: prayer ~
b: jesus-coming-to-dinner

Writer: Joseph Prever --Date: July 29, 2021

a: diabetes ~
b: a-marriage

Writer: Donna Gibson --Date: July 29, 2021

a: smoking ~
b: a-chimney

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 29, 2021


a: smoking ~
b: burning-fossil-fuels

Writer: Chad Tolman --Date: July 29, 2021

a: family ~
b: a-quilt

Writer: Liz Gubernatis --Date: July 29, 2021

a: unrequited-love ~
b: black-coffee

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021


a: mitochondria ~
b: a-funky-little-bean

Writer: Karly Masters --Date: July 28, 2021

a: oop ~
b: religious-conversion

Writer: Loup Garou --Date: July 28, 2021

a: photosynthesis ~
b: packing-a-lunch-to-eat-later

Writer: Rene Fester Kratz et al. --Date: July 28, 2021


a: meninges ~
b: a-three-layer-jacket

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021

a: resilience ~
b: elastic-bands

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021

a: transistor ~
b: a-relay

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021


a: transistor ~
b: a-pressure-activated-valve

Writer: Luther Tychonievich --Date: July 28, 2021

a: transistor ~
b: a-valve

Writer: Arun Majumdar --Date: July 28, 2021

a: transistor ~
b: adjustable-resistor

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021


a: being-married ~
b: being-deaf

Writer: Marital Deafness --Date: July 28, 2021

a: memory ~
b: a-mental-sticky-note

Writer: Amanda Morin --Date: July 28, 2021

a: innovation ~
b: light

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021


a: innovation ~
b: a-flower-without-water

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021

a: innovation ~
b: ping-pong

Writer: Idris Mootee --Date: July 28, 2021

a: frustration ~
b: being-stuck-in-the-mud

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021


a: memory ~
b: a-wax-tablet

Writer: Daniel L. Schacter --Date: July 28, 2021

a: drug-abuse ~
b: thermometer

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 28, 2021

a: drug-abuse ~
b: a-balloon

Writer: Theodore Cicero of Washington University in St. Louis --Date: July 28, 2021


a: managing-expectations ~
b: driving

Writer: D.J. Sartorio --Date: July 28, 2021

a: creatine-phosphate ~
b: gunpowder-sprinkled-throughout-your-muscles

Writer: Matt Church --Date: July 27, 2021

a: anaerobic-respiration ~
b: loan-shark-of-our-energy-system

Writer: Thomas Ockler P.T. --Date: July 27, 2021


a: lysogenic-infection ~
b: houseguest

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 27, 2021

a: a-woman ~
b: a-house-not-

Writer: Ami Angelowicz --Date: July 27, 2021

a: bullying ~
b: air-pollution

Writer: Roberta Heydenber --Date: July 27, 2021


a: betrayal ~
b: induction-test

Writer: Theonettie Ncube --Date: July 27, 2021

a: body-image ~
b: algebra

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 27, 2021

a: airplane ~
b: a-goldfish-swimming-through-a-bowl

Writer: Flying Magazine May 1973 --Date: July 27, 2021


a: accounting ~
b: flossing

Writer: Elizabeth Wellington --Date: July 27, 2021

a: photosynthesis ~
b: money-put-into-a-savings-account

Writer: drhglatzer --Date: July 27, 2021

a: photosynthesis ~
b: packing-a-lunch-to-eat-later

Writer: Rene Fester Kratz et al. --Date: July 27, 2021


a: liver ~
b: a-chemical-factory

Writer: Sinomed Research Institute --Date: July 27, 2021

a: vitamins ~
b: spark-plugs

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 27, 2021

a: fame ~
b: sugar

Writer: Johann Hari --Date: July 26, 2021


a: gaslighting ~
b: frog-in-a-pot-of-warm-water

Writer: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S --Date: July 26, 2021

a: perseverance ~
b: being-a-miner

Writer: Simon Duchesneau --Date: July 26, 2021

a: semicolon ~
b: barbecuing

Writer: Nancy Friedman --Date: July 26, 2021


a: semicolon ~
b: politely-clearing-your-throat

Writer: DSM --Date: July 26, 2021

a: semicolon ~
b: prinkling-spices-on-a-dish

Writer: Keira --Date: July 26, 2021

a: gene-expression ~
b: making-cookies

Writer: Not Stated --Date: July 26, 2021


a: gene-expression ~
b: speaking-word-aloud

Writer: Andy Beale --Date: July 26, 2021

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